Anthony Colby was born 24 January 1670 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States to Isaac Colby (1640-1682) and Martha Parratt (1649-1730) and died 1734 East Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mary Currier (1675-1719) 23 October 1701 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Vital Stats

  • Son of Isaac Colby (1640-1682) and Martha Parrett
  • 1670-Jan-24 : Birth in Amesbury or East Haverhill
  • 1701-Oct-23 : married first to Mary Currier, daughter of Samuel Currier, granddaughter of Richard Currier the immigrant.
  • 1721-Dec-4 : married second to Elizabeth West, daughter of Thomas West.
  • 1730 : approximate died year?


Mary, his first wife, died Apr 8, 1719 Elizabeth, his second wife, died Jun 25, 1738

Children of Anthony and Mary Colby

Children born in Haverhill

  1. Anthony Colby, b. Nov 1, 1704 - resided in Haverhill MA or Newtown NH
  2. Elijah Colby, b. Sep 14, 1707 -
  3. Richard Colby, b. Jan 18, 1710, m. Hannah, daughter of Ephraim Davis, res. Haverhill MA and Henniker NH, m. second to Tabitha Ela.
  4. Isaac Colby (1712-1785)


Offspring of Anthony Colby and Mary Currier (1675-1719)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anthony Colby (1704-1800)
Elijah Colby (1707-1745)
Richard Colby (1709-1796)
Isaac Colby (1712-1785) 23 May 1712 Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 1785 Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Sarah Davis (1714-1755) Sarah Davis (1714-1755) Hannah Heath (1695-1764)
Moses Colby (1713-)



  • Pg 575 - Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to Families Boston and Eastern Massachusetts - Vol II -Publ 1908 by William Cutler, Google Books
  • Colby Family History Project -
  • The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts by David W. Hoyt;
  • The Colby Family in Early America by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: William Davis COLBY and Elizabeth STRAW.

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